Of late there have been dramatic breakthroughs in basic research, exciting results of major clinical trials, and new diagnostic and therapeutic devices. However, in order to effectively use these devices, the physician needs to keep two basic factors in mind: understand the fundamentals of the history and physical examination (rather than rely blindly on technology) and be aware of the unique patient-care issues of different regions of the globe. This book addresses both issues in an outstanding manner. The author brings his enormous wealth of clinical experience to this book. Clinical Methods in Cardiology is an exposition of his basic thesis that the clinical evaluation of the patient forms the foundation upon which the management of the patient is built.